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bernardos70
01-05-2009, 03:59 PM
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Jan 5, 1:57 PM EST


Former NBA player Antoine Walker arrested

By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Associated Press Writer


MIAMI (AP) -- Former NBA player Antoine Walker was charged with suspicion of drunk driving in Miami Beach early Monday morning, further hurting his chances of playing again this season.

Walker was driving a black Mercedes without the lights on when he was pulled over at 5:39 a.m., according to the arrest report. Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol and wrote in the report that Walker had a sleepy look on his face. He refused a breathalyzer test.

Walker was a three-time All-Star forward for the Boston Celtics and helped the Miami Heat win the NBA championship in 2006. He was also a starting forward on Kentucky's 1996 national title team.

His up-and-down career has often been just as tumultuous off the court.

In July 2007, Walker and a relative were bound at gunpoint while multiple robbers took a car, cash and jewelry from his suburban-Chicago residence. He also was the victim of an armed robbery in 2000 along with center Nazr Mohammed as the two sat in a vehicle waiting for a restaurant to open on Chicago's South Side.

And his once prominent career has since faded.

Walker struggled in 46 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. His contract was bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies in December, making him a free agent.

The 32-year-old Chicago native was selected sixth overall in the 1996 NBA draft by the Celtics, earning All-Star honors in 1998, 2002 and 2003. He ranks 10th in league history for 3-point field goals made (1,386) and second (sixth all-time) in 3-point field goal attempts (4,264).

He played a key role off the bench in Miami's championship run in 2006. But he was often dogged by fans late in his career for his poor conditioning, briefly being suspended by then-Heat coach Pat Riley in the 2006-07 season over his body-fat level.

The 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward has not played this season but has indicated he wants to sign with another NBA team.

Walker was being held Monday on a $1,000 bond and jail officials said they did not immediately know if he has attorney.

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hamb
01-05-2009, 04:05 PM
am I a bad person because I find joy in his failing?

Flacolaco
01-05-2009, 04:10 PM
5:39 am?

If you've ever been drunk at 5:39 am, then you know that nothing good can come from that situation.

ty
01-05-2009, 04:20 PM
Drunk shimmy?

alby
01-05-2009, 04:55 PM
According to How I Met Your Mother, anything after 3am is going to be questionable.

fluid.forty.one
01-05-2009, 05:19 PM
best DUI ever

MaVs 41 BaLler
01-05-2009, 08:33 PM
LOL, suspended for being fat??

Dang that's intense.

Wait shaq was on the heat....

DevinHarriswillstart
01-05-2009, 11:57 PM
"When asked to take a sobriety test, Walker did the chicken dance as a joke. Apparently the authorities found this humorless and arrested him immediately for driving under the influence."

antoinewalker
01-06-2009, 01:24 AM
i was thirsty!

dirno2000
01-06-2009, 01:51 AM
Walker was driving a black Mercedes without the lights on when he was pulled over at 5:39 a.m., according to the arrest report. Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol and wrote in the report that Walker had a sleepy look on his face. He refused a breathalyzer test.

He always looks like that...maybe he wasn't drunk.

chumdawg
01-06-2009, 01:55 AM
He always looks like that...maybe he wasn't drunk.It would certainly be Quisy's defense.

bernardos70
03-28-2010, 08:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqpixwdE1y4

It's difficult to say which disappeared more quickly: Antoine Walker's remarkable basketball skills or the $110 million he earned in 13 NBA seasons.

spreedom
03-29-2010, 12:56 PM
I'm of the opinion that Walker was never a good basketball player. Clearly you have to have a high level of talent to put up the numbers that he did at the NBA level, but I feel like almost anyone his size could produce like he did if they had the green light like he did and got all of the minutes. Did I mention his teams never accomplished anything when he was on of the best players on them?

That said though... how is it possible that no NBA team even gave him a look at the vet minimum either of the past two years?

MavsX
03-29-2010, 01:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqpixwdE1y4

It's difficult to say which disappeared more quickly: Antoine Walker's remarkable basketball skills or the $110 million he earned in 13 NBA seasons.

that video is pretty sad. i still hate him though

xrobx
04-05-2010, 11:18 AM
Did I mention his teams never accomplished anything when he was on of the best players on them?

ever heard of the 1996 kentucky wildcats?

MavsX
04-05-2010, 02:55 PM
ever heard of the 1996 kentucky wildcats?

doesn't count. that was back before he got fat